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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:11 PM

White House memo: Killed Soleimani in response to past attacks

Source: CGTN

11:24, 15-Feb-2020

CGTN

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander last month in response to past attacks, the White House said in a memo released on Friday, despite previous administration assertions that it was due to an imminent threat.

As required by law, the administration sent Congress an unclassified justification for the strike on January 2 that killed Qasem Soleimani at the airport in Baghdad. The strike, and Iran's retaliation, raised fears of wider war and frustrated some lawmakers who said Trump had given them shifting justifications for the attack.

"The President directed this action in response to an escalating series of attacks in preceding months by Iran and Iran-backed militias on U.S. forces and interests in the Middle East region," the report to Congress said.

The House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee released the memo a day after the U.S. Senate, in a rebuke to Trump, passed legislation with rare bipartisan support to limit the president's ability to wage a war against Iran.


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Reply White House memo: Killed Soleimani in response to past attacks (Original post)
Judi Lynn Friday OP
groundloop Friday #1
NotHardly Saturday #5
Pantagruel Friday #2
DallasNE Saturday #3
live love laugh Saturday #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Saturday #6
Blues Heron Saturday #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:34 PM

1. So apparently they still can't get their lies straight

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 03:58 AM

5. You are correct.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:34 PM

2. More proof

that if Trump's lips are moving , he's lying or possibly assaulting an underage woman.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:08 AM

3. This Makes Matters Worse

Because retaliation for "interests in the Middle-Ease" or the other non-specific events listed wouldn't call for this level of escalation. The punishment didn't fit the crime. And this response may not sit well with the leaders in Iran.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:32 AM

4. Because they DGAF what we think. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:37 AM

6. More spaghetti thrown at the wall.

Eventually something has to stick, they think.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 11:35 AM

7. missile strike

unless it was one of those new kamikaze drones, I believe the hit was done with a missile fired from a drone. Calling it a "Drone" strike somehow sanitizes it a bit.

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